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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)

Un été inoubliable (original title)
Romania in the 1920s. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to ... See full summary »

Director:

Lucian Pintilie

Writers:

Lucian Pintilie (scenario), Petru Dumitriu (novel)
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy
Claudiu Bleont ... Capt. Petre Dumitriu
Olga Tudorache Olga Tudorache ... Mme. Vorvoreanu
George Constantin George Constantin ... Gen. Tchilibia
Ion Pavlescu Ion Pavlescu ... Serban Lescari
Marcel Iures ... Gen. Ipsilanti
Razvan Vasilescu ... Lt. Turtureanu
Cornel Scripcaru Cornel Scripcaru
Tamara Cretulescu Tamara Cretulescu
Carmen Ungureanu Carmen Ungureanu
Mihai Constantin Mihai Constantin
Ioan Gyuri Pascu Ioan Gyuri Pascu ... (as Ghyuri Pascu)
Dragos Pîslaru Dragos Pîslaru
Dorina Lazar Dorina Lazar
Beatha Fülop Beatha Fülop
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Storyline

Romania in the 1920s. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a dark and dangerous outpost on the frontier between Bulgaria and Romania where their relationship and humanity are severely tested. Written by MK2 Films

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Trivia

Rather than learn Romanian for her part, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas read her lines phonetically. She had all the lines translated into French, which she speaks fluently, so she knew what she was saying. She was going to be dubbed, but in the end they didn't bother because she was able to say it with enough conviction. See more »

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splendid
23 October 2018 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

First, a honest picture of real , profound bitter realities . Lucian Pintilie genius. Kristin Scott Thomas performance. And the feeling about the land, people, cruelty and wrong decisions, profound dilemas and courage. A film about silence and fake refuges. And about the pride of a man, the love for her husband of a woman, the victims of politic illusions and the fall of a world. All presented in superb manner.


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Country:

Romania | France

Language:

Romanian | French | English

Release Date:

11 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un verano inolvidable See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Gross USA:

$65,352
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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